“Happiness doesn’t lie in conspicuous consumption and the relentless amassing of useless crap. Happiness lies in the person sitting beside you and your ability to talk to them. Happiness is clear-headed human interaction and empathy. Happiness is home. And home is not a house-home is a mythological conceit. It is a state of mind. A place of communion and unconditional love. It is where, when you cross its threshold, you finally feel at peace.”― Dennis Lehane
The thing I love about dressing up is turning a simple outfit into a surprisingly stylish one. It’s like seeing a beauty in something ordinary. For example, today, I was feeling lazy and I couldn’t decide what to wear. I spent a couple of minutes just standing in front of my closet but still couldn’t come up with a perfect outfit. I rummaged through the very bottom of my folded clothes in the hope of discovering a gem. There goes this T-shirt, waiting to be finally discovered. Daria even asked me where I got it because we both totally forgot its existence. This was one of my cheap purchases from the Thrift Shop, which my mom in law has recommended last year. I found this at the kid’s section, costing only €1.
On the other hand, I have told you the story of these pants somewhere around my previous posts but let me tell you one more time. I was never a jeans fan (until now actually) but this pair of vintage high-waisted jeans is an exception and has always been special to me for some reason. I don’t know, but whenever I wear them, I feel like I am my mom when she was at my age. It gives me a strange nostalgic feeling. I remember how I got them. It was from one of my random trips to Ukay Ukay stores (Thrift Shops) near EDSA Crossing Mandaluyong after a tiring work. These poor jeans were among the items that were unfashionably lying on the floor and cruelly marked on Sale (3 for 100php), meaning the owner desperately wanted to get rid of them that’s why they were super cheap! These may be (almost) a throwaway to them or to some people and we might have had a love-hate relationship (because of occasional waistline issue) but these jeans will be my forever go-to outfit (since 2014 to be specific). Even now that I am already living here in Germany. I really made a room for them in my luggage even though there was no space anymore.